Rating The Overwatch Halloween Skins
It is that point of yr once more. We have reached October, which implies Overwatch’s Halloween celebration is in full swing. The Terror occasion, which simply went reside as we speak, has its share of particular treats, such because the wave-based horde mode Junkenstein’s Revenge, alongside new Halloween-themed skins, emotes, and voice strains. Yearly, Blizzard raises the bar with its Halloween designs, making it a real contender for the perfect occasion skins. Whereas the primary yr capitalized on its Junkenstein theme of primary (however tremendous cool) Halloween fare, subsequent years have thrown us some good surprises, from the far out Completely ’80s Zarya to the Cthulhu-inspired cultist Zenyatta. Because the skins are the primary attraction, we determined to rank all of them from worst to greatest. After a lot deliberation and compromise, this is what we got here up with as a employees for our favourite and not-so favorites.
Bastion – Tombstone
A part of this is perhaps our disdain for Bastion mains, however this pores and skin additionally is not that nice. The colour scheme and “RIP” textual content is true to the vacation, however it’s not one thing you will fear about if the loot field gods do not bestow it upon you.
Mei – Pumpkin
It appears that evidently Blizzard simply cannot determine what to do with Mei so far as Halloween skins are involved. Her pumpkin get-up is about as uninspired because it will get, particularly in comparison with Hammond and Reaper’s tackle incorporating Jack-O-Lanterns into their costumes. The colour scheme is simply too shut her Persimmon pores and skin. That is one pores and skin we would gladly smash within the spirit of Halloween mischief.
Tracer – Will-O’-Wisp
It was nice to see Tracer lastly get a Halloween pores and skin, however this one is not significantly spectacular. It seems to be extra like one thing a fan might rapidly put collectively in Photoshop. We simply assume the mascot of the franchise deserved higher. Tracer has loads of character and pizazz, and this simply falls flat in matching it.
Baptiste – Vampire
After Symmetra and Reaper, did we actually want one other vampire pores and skin? And did it actually need to look so generic? Thumbs down. Let’s simply say in the event that they all wore their vampire digs at a dressing up celebration collectively, Baptiste would really feel the embarrassment and disgrace. He’d completely be seen because the buddy who clearly did not wish to put within the effort.
Widowmaker – Spider
One other pores and skin that crosses an merchandise off the Typical Spooky Halloween Issues guidelines; this one is disappointing for the way little it adjustments up Widowmaker’s design. Not solely does it use the identical colour scheme, however it’s extraordinarily secure and boring. Fortunately, it isn’t a legendary, however admit it, out of all the brand new skins introduced this yr, it is positively your least favourite.
Torbjorn – Viking
This pores and skin appears good in idea, however it’s not precisely a pores and skin that screams Halloween, neither is it a dressing up your folks can be jealous of. We expect Blizzard can get a bit extra artistic on how one can decorate Torbjorn and his turret for the event. Hopefully, his rework impresses greater than this one.
Mei – Jiangshi
Mei’s different Halloween pores and skin is…completely different, however it’s a far cry from her extra memorable threads (see PajaMei and Mei-rry). Whereas the colour scheme actually pops and the Chinese language vampire is an attention-grabbing thought, it simply would not maintain a candle to the fierce Halloween competitors. Perhaps Mei would have been higher suited as a satan. She could also be all about ice, however we have all felt the Mei burn as she’s waved earlier than headshotting us with an icicle…
Reinhardt – Coldhardt
The design for this pores and skin is definitely fairly cool, however it might additionally move for a winter pores and skin. Coldhardt is not precisely the creepy Halloween pores and skin you’ve got been ready for. There are significantly better methods to make a ghost with armor, as could be seen by Pharah’s latest pores and skin for the occasion. Additionally, why not simply get it over with and make Reinhardt put on a Thor costume? He has the large freakin’ hammer already.
Pharah – Possessed
One other instance of an early pores and skin that simply did not wow. It was acceptable, however one thing we very not often geared up. That being stated, the purple smoke rising out of her was a pleasant contact.
Junkrat – Inferno
Junkrat is a fiery kind of man so we get the sentiment, however how can any costume high his Dr. Junkenstein one? This appears like a dressing up the pyromaniac would simply throw collectively last-minute. He’d then rapidly understand he ought to have simply worn what he did final yr as a result of everybody will likely be asking him why he did not anyway.
Hanzo – Demon
Hanzo’s demon pores and skin is putting, particularly for the element on his garments and tattoos, however this is not precisely a novel pores and skin. It merely will get the job completed – nothing extra, nothing much less.
Ashe – Warlock
This is not precisely what we have been anticipating for an Ashe Halloween pores and skin, however the design is fairly cool, particularly the element on her gun. Ashe seems to be just like the badass we all know her to be, however she additionally seems to be appropriately extra sinister. And the nod to World of Warcraft is a pleasant contact.
Soldier 76 – Immortal
As a tribute to one of many best music movies of all time, this pores and skin is merely okay. I imply, that is most definitely what a dad would assume can be cool to put on to a Halloween celebration, so I suppose it really works in that regard.
Symmetra – Vampire
There was no means we weren’t getting a vampire pores and skin, and this one is about as thrilling as a normal vampire uniform can get.
Widowmaker – Scorpion
Widow’s different Halloween pores and skin is not precisely nice, so we’re comfortable Blizzard at the very least tried to rectify that by placing one thing significantly better collectively. The gold colour scheme actually makes this pores and skin pop, however her new helmet – which has the venomous stinger masking her hair – is what makes the look full.
Ana – Ghoul
She’s everybody’s favourite grandma, and a part of what makes this pores and skin a delight is pondering of the customarily critical and mission-focused Ana entering into the vacation spirit. Pair it together with her sweet emote and she or he turns into the lovable previous woman we all know she actually is deep down.
McCree – Undead
Along with his pistol abilities, it is arduous to assume many individuals might get the bounce on McCree, however on this case even when they did, he’d simply rise from the lifeless. The skeleton bandana and DAMF belt are a pleasant contact.
Sombra – Demon Hunter
Sure, this pores and skin was beforehand a Blizzcon unique and never related to the Halloween occasion, however Blizzard modified that this yr. In week three, it is your reward for finishing the weekly problem, so we’re together with it. In spite of everything, it is too cool of a pores and skin to not. When this pores and skin first debuted, every kind of Murderer’s Creed comparisons got here out attributable to her hood and armor set, however her glowing eyes say one thing extra sinister is inside her. It is a type of skins you are comfortable you’ll be able to lastly personal.
Reaper – Dracula
As we famous earlier, we weren’t escaping vampire skins, and we now have three! After all, Reaper wanted to one-up Symmetra and Mei by turning himself into The Depend. The black and purple trenchcoat alongside his weapons simply make him look out for blood.
Lucio – Gorgon
A match made in Halloween heaven! Lucio was already memorizing, however turning his dreadlocks into snakes was a wonderful thought. Giving Medusa a run for her cash, his new glowing inexperienced eyes actually do cease you in your tracks. It is a type of skins that simply is an efficient match for the character’s design, incomes a strong spot on our record.
Ana – Corsair
She already has the attention patch, so what may very well be extra becoming than Ana donning a pirate costume? Blizzard did not telephone it in, both. Her apparel would make any pirate envious, full with a parrot and sniper rifle that additionally doubles as a cutlass.
Zarya – Completely ’80s
Halloween is not nearly frights. It is also about simply having enjoyable along with your costume. Zarya’s pores and skin represents our love affair with the ’80s, from the massive hair to outsized leg heaters. Her headband, “Let’s Get Bodily” shirt, and leopard-print tights simply add all the precise particulars to this blast-from-the-past getup.
Orisa – Demon
Orisa at all times seems to be so harmless, however not with this pores and skin! Taling a stroll on the darkish facet, Orisa turns into a demon, and it is a sight to behold. She was already a hulking presence, however one thing about this pores and skin makes her look even larger and deadlier. Fast! Make her play together with her pet so you’ll be able to bear in mind her true nature.
McCree – Van Helsing
McCree appears as if he likes to play hero, so we’re not stunned to see him because the fictional vampire hunter. In spite of everything, Reaper wants an archnemesis as Dracula, and what higher means so as to add to the feud of who’s the higher assault hero than giving them opposing roles? Blizzard’s recreation of Van Helsing’s trademark black hat on McCree fits him effectively.
Hammond – Pumpkin
A pumpkin looks like a very good substitute for a hamster ball, however what’s nice about this pores and skin is the way it takes such a cute character and makes him one thing actually terrifying. The Jack-O-Lantern is just one factor to his terror – simply have a look at these eyes and inform me that Hammond would not simply really feel larger and extra terrifying than he is ever been earlier than.
Zenyatta – Skullyatta
Here is a very good instance of taking one thing typical – a skeleton – and placing a brand new spin on it. Skullyatta very a lot suits the character, whereas mixing in some key skeleton options. The ribcage bones and uncovered mind assist promote the look, however Zenyatta can also be carrying his typical monk apparel. As an omnic on the trail to enlightenment, the darkness right here helps promote the sinister a part of Halloween.
Sombra – Bride
Junkenstein is uncontrolled, so it isn’t shocking that he’d make a bride for himself. What’s the shock is that it is Sombra and she or he pulls off the look so rattling effectively. The pores and skin’s aesthetic is cool, the hair is incredible, and what it provides to the Junkenstein story solely makes it that significantly better. Let’s examine her attempt to hack her option to a greater pores and skin than this.
Doomfist – Swamp Monster
The Halloween skins have remodeled characters into loads of iconic monsters, however Swamp Monster Doomfist seems to be like one thing straight out the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He represents the monster he apes splendidly, with nice element and a vibrant colour palette. Doomfist’s velocity and shock factor can also be an excellent match for this monster.
Pharah – Enchanted
Pharah’s earlier pores and skin may need been a bit disappointing, however this headless horseman re-creation greater than makes up for it. The detailed armor has gold and turquoise working by means of it, making it stand out. We marvel if the flexibility to go headless means headshots at the moment are out of the query.
Ana – Pharoah
There’s one thing about Ana as a result of she has but to have a foul Halloween pores and skin. She is one stylish mummy. With a beautiful neckpiece and bandages that circulation like locks of hair, Ana is not content material with simply donning the naked minimal for her costume (have a look at that asp on her arm!). It appears like Ana makes it her personal, proper all the way down to her rifle being wrapped in bandages as effectively. Resulting from her efforts, Ana is invited to each Halloween celebration going ahead.
Soldier 76 – Slasher
Solider 76’s Immortal pores and skin left rather a lot to be desired, however this new another than compensates for it. Channeling his inside Jason with some model, this homage to the Friday the 13th movies, contains a new tackle his leather-based jacket with slashes throughout his shirt and physique. This is not what you’d apart from our resident dad, however that is a part of what makes Halloween so enjoyable. Plus, he is received the precise matted hair to promote the character.
Reaper – Pumpkin
The long-running joke about Reaper is that he tries too arduous to be an edgelord, however his pumpkin pores and skin brings some much-needed levity to the character. Perhaps he would not take himself so significantly, and perhaps he isn’t so predictable. Both means, it is a enjoyable pores and skin and gunning down enemies with an enormous pumpkin head by no means will get previous.
Moira – Banshee
To this point, Moira hasn’t had the perfect occasion skins, and her David Bowie look is getting overplayed. Her Banshee pores and skin is by far the perfect one but, and it is becoming contemplating it entails Irish Mythology. She actually seems to be like one thing horrific together with her draping hair and glowing eyes. Throw in her fade potential and she or he was already on the cusp of being supernatural, making this an ideal match.
Roadhog – Junkenstein’s Monster
The way in which Blizzard builds characters round Junkenstein simply retains getting higher. Each mad scientist wants a creation, and Roadhog masquerading as the favored fiend is about pretty much as good because it will get. Identical to the monster, there’s one thing that is inherently lovable concerning the hog. The apparel hits all of the Frankenstein notes, whereas incorporating Roadhog’s key options equivalent to his pig nostril and his masks with “hogdrogen” inhalers.
Junkrat – Dr. Junkenstein
Dr. Jamison Junkenstein is the catalyst for the enjoyable Junkenstein’s Revenge mode, incomes him main factors. Nonetheless, it is Junkrat’s fascination with explosives and wild hair that makes him the proper match for a mad scientist. In spite of everything, nothing pleases him greater than creating chaos and destruction. The result’s a fantastic-looking pores and skin, full with a enjoyable Halloween story involving varied Overwatch characters on the facet of excellent and evil.
Symmetra – Dragon
Now this pores and skin is significantly better and extra artistic than her vampire pores and skin. Symmetra’s second Halloween pores and skin actually upped the ante. As an ally to Witch Mercy, the dragonic summoner is as lethal as this pores and skin is detailed. The general look is one thing you were not anticipating, with a purple and gold colour scheme and dragon horns as well. One of the best skins shock you and make you excited to hit the equip button, which is why that is so excessive on our record.
Zenyatta – Cultist
Talking of cool skins you wish to instantly equip, Zenyatta’s cultist pores and skin greater than qualifies. Clearly a nod to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, it transforms the omnic right into a scaly, squid-faced creature. Zenyatta’s meditative pose provides a peaceable and serene really feel that simply begs for worship. It is also not a stretch to say that his seek for religious enlightenment alongside his transcendence potential might spark some idolization and followers his means. However let’s not dig too deep on whether or not or not Zen might trigger chaos by having a cult type round him.
Mercy – Witch
No character dons the Halloween apparel higher than Mercy does because the Witch of the Wilds. Her employees – which is cleverly remodeled right into a broomstick with the pores and skin – already brings the ability to heal, increase powers, and fly, so it isn’t a stretch to assume she received this magic from someplace and there is some witchcraft concerned. Providing the objects of individuals’s needs “for a worth,” Witch Mercy performs her function effectively. Along with her spellbook and black hat, she actually seems to be the half, however we’re additionally comfortable Blizzard did not simply observe the generic witch look by placing her in all black or making her pores and skin inexperienced; as an alternative, Mercy was allowed to have her personal model. Additionally, these witch boots!